Children who aren’t ready for kindergarten when they start school sometimes never catch up with their classmates – even with extra help.
Addison Boyce, 6, and her mother Katie Boyce meet Addison's kindergarten teacher Linda Gibson, left, Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.
The Jasper family walks back to their vehicle after meeting their sons' Liam, 5, left, and Jack's, 5, right, kindergarten teachers Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.
Brian Veasman helps his daughter Evelyn Veasman, 5, cut out the shape of her hand on a piece of paper for a later school activityl Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.
Parents and kids check to see who their teachers will be for the school year Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.
Kindergarten teacher Kristin Burckley introduces herself to new student Laila Ronquillo, 5, left, Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.
Russ Herring, right, traces his son Rivers's hand on a piece of paper for a later kindergarten activity Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.
Zachary and Megan Cooper encourage their daughter Charlotte Cooper, 5, that she will make plenty of new friends Monday during the Kindergarten meet & greet at Meadowlark Elementary School.
While Gov. Steve Bullock travels the state pitching his plan for making pre-kindergarten available to all 4-year-old Montanans, he should stop in Lockwood to see what a difference pre-K makes for kids.
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GILLETTE, Wyo. — As the first sunlight of the day began to break over the south end of Gillette, parents hoping to get their children into kindergarten classes at Buffalo Ridge Elementary huddled around the school's front doors.
GILLETTE — The Campbell County School District is preparing for what could be a record number of kindergartners next year.
Kindergartner Treven Newman studied the picture and, after a couple of minutes, found all the trapezoids in it, which was a trick. Some were disguised as heads, others as hands and a couple as tiny wall-hangings.
Last week, The Gazette reported Billings Public Schools fall enrollment of 10,983 students in its elementary district, an increase of 189 over last year.
When Evelyn Gardner shows up for her first day of kindergarten this month, she’ll be the last of the Gardner clan to take that monumental step.
The Billings School District 2 board, meeting Monday evening as the planning and development committee, discussed the rising student-to-teacher ratio in SD2 elementary schools.